NASCAR Drives to Tinseltown for DVD Feature

NASCAR is getting into the animation business, teaming up with Tinseltown Toons to produce a direct-to-DVD feature titled NASCAR: The Secret Life of Cars. The feature is set for release ... Continue Reading →

9 Animated Films Nominated for Student Oscars

Nine films have been nominated for the best animated film category in the 26th annual Student Academy Awards competition. Animation is one of four categories in the competition ‘ ... Continue Reading →

Crowds Flock to FMX, Stuttgart Fest

FMX opened its doors Tuesday in Germany to a reported 8,000 registered visitors, while some 50,000 attendees showed up for the concurrent Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. The FMX ... Continue Reading →

Korea Launches New Content Agency

The Korea Content Agency, a government-funded organization, is set to launch this week with a $144 million annual budget for making video games, cartoons, TV shows and online content. Named ... Continue Reading →

Q1 Hard on Disney; Steady for Marvel

The first quarter was rough on Disney, while Marvel held steady. The Walt Disney Co. reported a 46 percent drop in profits, down to $613 million, over the same time last year. Revenues ... Continue Reading →

Toon Boom Announces Studio 5

Toon Boom Animation has announced the release this month of Studio 5, its multi-technique animation software package. The new version of Studio includes the ability to create stop-motion ... Continue Reading →

VFX Winner Button Comes of Age on DVD

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which counts the Oscar for best visual effects among its many kudos, leads this week’s pack of DVD releases. The Paramount release is available ... Continue Reading →

Cuppa Coffee Signs with Gotham Group

Stop-motion animation studio Cuppa Coffee has signed up for exclusive representation from The Gotham Group. Cuppa Coffee, based in Toronto, claims to be the largest stop-motion animation ... Continue Reading →

Cleveland Set for Second Season

In a rarity for the TV business, Fox has ordered a second season of the upcoming Family Guy spinoff The Cleveland Show months before the first episode has even aired. According to The ... Continue Reading →

Grevioux Adapts, Directs Pale Graphic Novel

Kevin Grevioux is jumping behind the cameras to direct his first feature film, The Pale Horseman, based on his own graphic novel. Grevioux, who co-created the Underworld franchise, ... Continue Reading →